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OBITUARY

Nancy Severa Garibay Alvarez

February 24, 1934May 3, 2020
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Nancy Severa Garibay Alvarez was born February 24, 1934 in San Diego, California. And lived in Old Town with her mother, Severa Ramos Garibay and father, Enrique Garibay.

The youngest of 7 children, Nancy was the baby of the family. She had 2 brothers and 4 sisters.

Her father Enrique had a business in Old Town. He passed away in 1943 and her mother Severa then had to go to work to support the family.

Nancy would tell the story of coming home from school to an empty house. She was always happy when her brother and sisters would come home from school. The family was very close.

Later the family moved to Lemon Grove where their next door neighbor was the grandmother of Gustavo Alvarez. Nancy and Gustavo were married on June 20, 1953 and they live in Lemon Grove on Olive Street until 1960 when they moved to the San Diego area.

Nancy and Gustavo have 4 children, Henry, Priscilla, Rick and Michael.

Nancy was a daughter, sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She was a homemaker. She was involved with her children's schooling. For many years she was a room mother and went on many field trips. Nancy was a member of the VFW and was an Americanism Chairman who would present US flags at schools, parks and other organizations. She loved to cook. She made tamales for Christmas every year. She also had a green thumb. She grew many flowers. Some of her favorites were orchids, roses and plumeria.

Nancy has 7 grandchildren, Steven Hall, Alysia Alvarez, Chris Hall, Henry Alvarez Jr., Alexis Alvarez, Michael Alvarez Jr., and Eleanna Alvarez. She also has 7 great-grandchildren with an 8th on the way.

In 2007 she began dialysis treatments 3 times a week. Over the following years, she gained another family with the staff at her dialysis center. She would come home and talk about them and how she loved them. We also heard from her dialysis family how she would tell them all about our lives and how she loved us. Her health issues did not keep her down. She stayed always strong, tough, and determined.

We know she loved us and she knew we loved her.

Nancy is preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers Raymond and Ernie Garibay, and granddaughter Alexis. She is survived by her sisters Ruth LaMadrid, Henrietta Murillo, Lupe Alvarez and Rosie Lieras, her husband Gustavo, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.conradlemongrove.com for the Alvarez family.

  • FAMILY

  • Gustavo Anthony Alvarez, Husband
  • Henry Alvarez, Son
  • Priscilla Hall, Daughter
  • Rick Alvarez, Son
  • Michael Alvarez, Son
  • 7, Grandchildren
  • 7, Great Grandchildren

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Services

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    Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Memories

Nancy Severa Garibay Alvarez

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Vicky Nunez

May 14, 2020

Nancy ,Lupe on Rosie’s birthday 1950

Vicky Nunez

May 14, 2020

We will miss our beautiful Aunt Nancy. Sending our prayers and hugs to Uncle Tavo and family.
I will always remember spending nights and having fun. I know she loved our Garibay family picnics at Washington park and of course she loved the Tia’s birthday gathering we had with her sisters. That was very special .
I Love you Aunt Nancy. Rest In Peace

Vicky Ortuno

May 14, 2020

I love you Aunt Nancy. May you Rest In Peace. God Go With You.

Linda Rubalcaba

May 14, 2020

Aunt Nancy & Uncle Tavo ❤️❤️

Linda Rubalcaba

May 14, 2020

Uncle Tavo & Aunt Nancy’s house with the cousins Ricky, Vicky, Joni, Ellie & family

Linda Rubalcaba

May 13, 2020

Aunt Nancy with her mom and sisters.
Lupe, Grandma, Nancy , Ruth & Rosie

Linda Rubalcaba

May 13, 2020

My Aunt Nancy was a beautiful lady with a big heart. She was a lot of fun to be around. We enjoyed going to Aunt Nancy’s and Uncle Tavo’s house. We always had a great time lots of fun and laughter. So many special memories I will always cherish. We love you Tia Rest In Peace

CeCe Gilmour

May 12, 2020

We will miss you dearly, Aunt Nancy!

Phillip Alvarez

May 12, 2020

I have some of my best memories of my childhood from time spent at my Aunt Nancy and Uncle Tavo’s house. I miss those special moments and they will always hold them in my heart. I especially loved to hear her laugh it was a laugh that would instantly make you join her. I love you Aunt Nancy

Lori Wilson

May 11, 2020

I remember the first time I met Mrs. Alvarez, I was in high school. She welcomed me to their home with open arms. She always had a certain warmth and a sparkle in her eyes when she would talk to us. Her love for others truly came through. I had lost contact with the family, 30 years later she welcomed me back with those open arms and beautiful smile. I enjoyed the stories she shared. She always made sure that we were comfortable. If there was food, she made sure we had some. Oh and those tamales! The first time she let me help was in the 1970's, then again about 10 years ago. Let me tell you, Mrs. Alvarez definitely showed great patience for my lack of tamale making skills. Nancy Alvarez is a woman I have much love and admiration for, she will be greatly missed.

Sending Love and Prayers to The Alvarez Family.

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Nancy and Gustavo

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Nancy and her children and grandchildren at her mom Severa's birthday picnic.

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Nancy and her grandchildren Michael, Chris, Henry III, Steven and Eleanna

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Nancy with grandchildren Michael and Eleanna

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Nancy and Gustavo

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Learning how to selfie with her son Michael and granddaughter Eleanna

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Nancy and Eleanna

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Nancy with sisters Ruth and Rosie

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Nancy's birthday dinner

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